Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask
This powerful tribute to the life and work of the renowned anti-colonial theorist Frantz Fanon interweaves archival footage, interviews with family and friends, and dramatizations of pivotal moments in his life to offer a comprehensive and insightful portrait. By situating Fanon’s work within the context of his own time, cultural critics Stuart Hall and Françoise Verges offer compelling insights into the continued relevance of Fanon’s ideas. The film urges viewers to confront the lingering effects of colonialism and racism today. Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask is a thought provoking and deeply moving film about one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century.
Directed by Isaac Julien. Written by Julien and Mark Nash. UK (French, English, Arabic with English subtitles). 1 hour 10minutes. Not rated.